"People who smile tend to manage, teach and sell more effectively,
and to raise happier children.
There's far more information in a smile than a frown.
That's why encouragement is a much more effective teaching device than punishment."
-- Professor James V. McConnel, psychologist.
"Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together;
and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will,
we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
Thus the sovereign voluntary path to cheerfulness,
if our cheerfulness be lost,
is to sit up cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there..."
-- William James, psychologist.
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
"It costs nothing, but creates much.
It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give.
It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends.
It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody till it is given away.
Nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give!"
-- Some Deparment Store at New York.
[閱讀筆記] 卡內基魅力法則1: 真誠地對他人感興趣
[閱讀筆記] 卡內基魅力法則2: 微笑
[閱讀筆記] 卡內基魅力法則3: 記住對方的名字
How to Win Friends & Influence People